I was incredibly cultural this weekend. Saturday saw me at SideQuest, and then on Sunday I visited the Gorgeous exhibit at San Francisco's Asian Art Museum, which lived up to its name. The exhibit, not the museum, because confusingly there were various works by non-Asian artists, but whatever.
I would love to return before Gorgeous closes. I couldn't absorb all that beauty in one go--in fact, I don't think I could properly appreciate it after coming back a hundred times. Art is overwhelming. But not to the extent that I didn't selfie it up when confronted with a reflective surface:
My narcissistic modern remix of Robert Smithson's Essen Soil and Mirrors is called Nonsite featuring Sonya. (Kidding... sort of.) The original is part of SFMOMA's collection.
Miss Blanche chair by Shiro Kuramata, also provided by SFMOMA. Inspired by the character from A Streetcar Named Desire. The shadows cast by the embedded roses were mesmerizing:
Lastly, an unattributed study of a woman's profile, circa mid-1700s India.
I would have taken more pictures, but I decided to focus on being present and enjoying the artworks. Often I have to remind myself not to prioritize documentation over experience. I would rather feel my life as it happens than make memories of a viewfinder.